In October 2014 Euro-BioImaging took a big step forward towards seting-up its own legal personality, which will enable the official start of Euro-BioImaging operation. The Euro-BioImaging Interim Board (IB) decided that the "European Research Infrastructure Consortium" (ERIC) should be the future legal framework for Euro-BioImaging. This will allow Euro-BioImaging to have a legal personality recognized in participating EU member states and to enjoy the privileges linked to it.
Nobel prize was awarded today for the revolutionary developments in super-resolution microscopy. Stefan Hell, Eric Betzig and William Moerner have been honoured today with the highest scientific award for making major progress in imaging technologies. Stefan Hell developed principles of Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy and Eric Betzig and William Moerner laid the foundation for single molecule microscopy. Both methods allow scientists to visualize individual molecules in cells on nanometre range, a resolution that was until recently considered unreachable.
Euro-BioImaging produced a number of informative documents during its preparatory phase, which sum up the recommendations of the scientific community for the establishment and operation of future imaging infrastructure in Europe. All these documents can be found in section Documents Gallery on Euro-BioImaging webpage.
Euro-BioImaging published its comprehensive Business Plan, summing up recommendations for the construction and operation of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure that were developed during the Euro-BioImaging Preparatory Phase.
On June 11th, Euro-BioImaging and ELIXIR published a joint collaboration strategy on image data to support access to biological image data and link it to biomolecular data. This collaboration is an important example of two European research infrastructures joining up their technical strategies, which they now look forward to implement in practice. Biological image data is a rapidly changing field and this collaboration strategy will be continuously updated as the two infrastructures develop and as their user needs change over the years.